Posts Tagged ‘caudillo’

There is life after Uribe

March 2, 2010

After a long time of uncertainty Colombia’s Constitutional Court finally pronounced itself on the referendum which should make Álvaro Uribe’s second reelection possible. It was banned. Many things were wrong and inconstitutional, but I don’t want to elaborate on that here. I would like to express my view on Colombia’s future. (more…)

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Chávez and Uribe, much alike

November 9, 2009

Winds of war, as they say in Spanish, between Venezuela and Colombia and we don’t know where this is going to end. Never has the situation been so delicate. One spark of fire accross the border and it’s bingo. To me as an outsider from Holland the thing keeps being unreal, this fight between two Latin caudillos who are both so attached to power. (more…)

Chávez is sexier than Uribe

September 9, 2009

While Colombia’s government is flipflopping to make president Uribe’s second reelection possible, Venezuela’s president Chávez is parading like a moviestar in Venice. Director Oliver Stone is fond of Chávez  and calls him a visionary. Chávez, glad that somebody supports him while his country is a mess, calls Stone a genious. (more…)